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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East (Late Show) on 1970-01-02

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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East (Late Show) on 1970-01-02


Topics Live concert


Mason's Children, Casey Jones, Black Peter, Mama Tried, Hard To Handle, Cumberland Blues, Cryptical Envelopment-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopment-> Cosmic Charlie


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East (Late Show)
Location New York City, NY

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > MR > DAT (x) > CDR (x) > EAC > SHN
Taped by
Transferred by Stephen Windsor

Notes

late show, partial; SBD-> MR-> DAT (x)-> CDR (x)-> EAC; via S. Windsor
abgd; via D. Sacks to etree 12/15; cut in end of Dark Star/ beginning St.
Stephen from reel change

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Reviews

Reviewer: swinnies - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 25, 2011
Subject: take your hands out of your pocket
Pig Pen rocks on Lovelight, and dark star is immaculate
Reviewer: fibber - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 9, 2011
Subject: other guitarist?
Someone mentioned Duane Allman, and I must say that from around 25:30 someone starts playing guitar in a very un-Bob Weir manner, starting to quite distinctly solo at 26:15, and continuing until 28:00, when the Dark Star theme returns, and Weir is clearly heard again. But, in that time span, I can't hear Weir at all, and in any event, it doesn't quite sound like Allman, either. So, either Weir handed off his guitar to someone else for a while, or he actually went off on an uncharacteristic lead tangent - that twin lead with Jerry was a very rare occurrence.
Otherwise, this is a band in transition: 1969 is over, TC is almost gone, this is one of the last DS>Stephen>Elevens, and you can hear it.
Also, no one mentioned Sugar Magnolia at 22:00...
Reviewer: Hashjihad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 27, 2010
Subject: DS
The Mix on this recording is outstanding. This makes the Dark Star so sick. The Eleven is real good too, but check out New Year's Eve 69, very unique version albeit a worse recording.
Reviewer: gratefulvince - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2010
Subject: Get this Dark Star!!
Gotta toot the horn with everybody on this one - easily one of the best Dark Stars I've ever heard (granted I am a new budding Deadhead). I'm not very familliar with pre-1972 Dead so much so hearing this was a revelation. From around the 23:00 on is some of the most beautiful and melodic playing from Jerry I've ever heard - even more shocking it's from such an older show!
Reviewer: jim_starboard - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 2, 2008
Subject: Very Nice
Expressive and interesting spacey stuff in darkstar - then at 18:30 it reduces to a single cymbal, from there follows some lovely, melodic and spirited jamming with great playing all around. I love the turn at 23:09 - that progression is so awesome.

Everything else is great. Sound quality is very good too. I listen to this over and over.
Reviewer: twickertweeds - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 14, 2007
Subject: they dont liek to let me leave comments but...
the best dark star i've ever heard and ive literally listened to damn near everything dead out there.
Reviewer: jamesinflames - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 9, 2007
Subject: great show
I've listened to this show a few times and I really think that Duane Allman is playing from about the middle of the Darkstar on. Yet I see no mention of this anywhere. Anybody have any ideas or answers
Reviewer: Darrylizer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 5, 2007
Subject: An excellent if severely truncated show
Too bad the whole thing isn't here because what we have is pure gold. It's recorded very well and the Dark Star is one of those wonderful 1970 spacey, exploratory ones, really cool. St. Stephen and especially The Eleven are played with some rollicking enthusiasm and Lovelight is great and long. Only because this is a partial show does this get a 4 star rating.
Reviewer: Little Nemo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 23, 2006
Subject: Clearing things up
T.C. has not left the band at this point. He will not leave until 26 January. Credit where it's due, I like Pig's organ, but that is definitely T.C. on Dark Star! Pig's style is different - you can hear it on Easy Wind on this date. Also T.C. playing in the William Tell Bridge.
Someone mentioned what sounds vaguely like the Franklin's Tower chord progression in the post-space jam... I hear that, and not long after, a Cosmic Charlie tease that no-one has mentioned. Can't say it's the best St. Stephen ever (no real jam), BUT the 11 is the best in ages! Haven't heard one with this much enthusiasm since Sep of 69 (I'm listening to all the shows in order). Glad they put some mojo back into it.
P.S. the rest of this date is also on archive, under another heading, this is just the last hour of the late show.
Reviewer: FreePeace - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 1, 2006
Subject: Dark Star>STephen>Lovelight
Great Sound quality, with some flaws, and one of the best Dark Stars. Check out the Uncle John Band teases around 20 min. of Dark Star. The setlist is completely wrong! It is Dark Star>St.Stephen>Lovelight.(And that is it)
Yet it is still 50 minutes of stellar Dead
Reviewer: 1970Junkie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 23, 2006
Subject: Great mix...
This show is definitely worth listening to. Although it isn't listed in the set list, the Dard Star in this show is excellent, and the mix is very good throughout most of the show. 4++
Reviewer: bop9 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 20, 2005
Subject: Beautiful Dark Star
I was struck enough in listening to this performance of Dark Star to leave a comment. I am not knowledgeable enough to comment specifically but the sound quality is excellent and the performance is moving. Thank you LIMA.
Reviewer: hyperboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 28, 2005
Subject: rest of show??
Hell yeah! What is here is amazing! Where is the rest of the show? Sound quality is stellar for this date! With about 11:30 left in Dark Star they go into a sweet jam that lasts a few minutes...looses steam...then gains momentum again. Then with about 7:10 left they go into another sweet jam with a new theme...I believe it's the same jam from Dicks' Picks Volume 2. But this version is a much younger one. Damn, what a sweet Dark Star!
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 28, 2005
Subject: 5 for lovelight
Pig rules - But honestly does the rest of this deserve a 5, it's not even a complete show... I liked it very much but 5 is a reach.
Reviewer: MushroomEagle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 2, 2005
Subject: Mutha...
As everyone says, download this show. Sound quality is superb though it wouldnt matter considering how wise the jamming is. For me personally this Dark Star is always in competition with 10-12-68's ... BUT the St. Stephen...NOT ONE VERSION compares to this one. After the break of "one man gathers what another one spills" - you can hear Pigpen's rarely audible organ-orgasm. Finally an audible version with that oh so little but oh so special ditty he plays. Yeah download it.
Reviewer: MushroomEagle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 2, 2005
Subject: Mutha...
As everyone says, download this show. Sound quality is superb though it wouldnt matter considering how wise the jamming is. For me personally this Dark Star is always in competition with 10-12-68's ... BUT the St. Stephen...NOT ONE VERSION compares to this one. After the break of "one man gathers what another one spills" - you can hear Pigpen's rarely audible organ-orgasm. Finally an audible version with that oh so little but oh so special ditty he plays. Yeah download it.
Reviewer: MushroomEagle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 2, 2005
Subject: Mutha...
As everyone says, download this show. Sound quality is superb though it wouldnt matter considering how wise the jamming is. For me personally this Dark Star is always in competition with 10-12-68's ... BUT the St. Stephen...NOT ONE VERSION compares to this one. After the break of "one man gathers what another one spills" - you can hear Pigpen's rarely audible organ-orgasm. Finally an audible version with that oh so little but oh so special ditty he plays. Yeah download it.
Reviewer: phleshy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 1, 2005
Subject: the reviewer further down on this page...
is absolutely right. This is indeed one of the best single-disc Dead shows ever. The epic Dark Star is one of the best of 1970--the post-verse jamming is superlative, the spacey portion especially eye-opening. Though there is a cut in St. Stephen, I really don't care--there is no jamming lost here. The Eleven is great, but the Lovelight especially RAGES. Get this show now.
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 28, 2004
Subject: great star batman
i had a tape of this long ago---seems the hiss that was on my tape is here too-----it is just getting such a delicate treatment {the dark star, i mean}-----the hiss is unavoidable------it is a sick ass recording to listen to with da lights OUT!
Reviewer: sheikyerbouti - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 12, 2004
Subject: what an incredible show
a 1-5 points system does not do this justice as this will just blow the curve to hell. no long winded explanation just listen to this and get pounded with the raw energy.
Reviewer: Reel to Reel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 8, 2004
Subject: Superior Sound
The quality of this recording is simply astounding. The cymbals, maracas, snare drum, are right up front. If you are downloading this music you obviously have a good sound system. You are not gonna believe this Dark Star when you play it through some good speakers. Were Tom Constanten and Micky Hart with this band at this time? I am trying to get an ear for the difference between Pig Pen's Organ and Tom Constanten's playing. Could anyone suggest a show that highlights this difference.
Reviewer: jjoops - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 31, 2004
Subject: quite simply ...
... one of the finest single discs of music you'll ever find. Sound quality is superb. The Dark Star is absolutely incredible, with layer upon layer of unique jamming from around the 19-minute mark until the end. The cut hurts, but not much seems to be missing, the Stephen packs lots of punch, and this is one of the all-time powerhouse Elevens out there. Lovelight gives the perfect rave-up ending. If you don't have this, get it *now*!
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